Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (August 29, 1780 - January 14, 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres' portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.

A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugene Delacroix. His exemplars, he once explained, were "the great masters which flourished in that century of glorious memory when Raphael set the eternal and incontestable bounds of the sublime in art ... I am thus a conservator of good doctrine, and not an innovator." Nevertheless, modern opinion has tended to regard Ingres and the other Neoclassicists of his era as embodying the Romantic spirit of his time, while his expressive distortions of form and space make him an important precursor of modern art.

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Jean Charles Auguste Simon - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Jean Charles Auguste Simon
Tete de Jeanne d'Arc en extase - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Tete de Jeanne d'Arc en extase
Antoine Thomeguex - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antoine Thomeguex
A young nude woman seated in profile to the right,... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
A young nude woman seated in profile to the right,...
Edme-François-Joseph Bochet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Edme-François-Joseph Bochet
Self-Portrait at the Age of 24 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Self-Portrait at the Age of 24
Study of a Male Nude 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study of a Male Nude 2
Victor Baltard - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Victor Baltard
The Virgin With The Host - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Virgin With The Host
Hippolyte-François Devillers - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Hippolyte-François Devillers
Ursin Jules Vatinelle - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Ursin Jules Vatinelle
The Sistine Chapel - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Sistine Chapel

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